Satellite Communication Equipment

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Communication Systems & Equipment

Portable Satellite Terminal weighs less than 40 lb.

January 27, 2015

Combining integrated BUC, LNB, and modem, Journey Manpack 0.9 m Ku-Band Terminal delivers Rx/Tx data rates up to 45 Mbps/20 Mbps. Six-segment, carbon fiber unit runs on AC power or 4/6 cell battery pack that provides more than 4 hr of continuous runtime. Suited for military Special Forces and government applications, Journey Manpack is optionally equipped with LinkControl software which simplifies antenna alignment with alignment wizard, beacon detector, and spectrum analyzer. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Communication Systems & Equipment

Ultra Low Noise MMIC Amplifier has 17-27 GHz bandwidth.

January 26, 2015

Supplied in die form, CMD163 features gain of +24 dB, noise figure of <1.3 dB, and output 1 dB compression point of +19 dBm across 17–27 GHz bandwidth. All-positive bias scheme eliminates need for negative voltages and sequencing circuitry, and bias conditions are Vdd = 4 V @ 120 mA and Vgg = 3.0 V. LNA is internally matched 50 Ω design that does not require any external components aside from bypass capacitors. Areas of use include military and space applications and communication systems. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

High Linearity 4 W Power Amplifier suits Ka-band applications.

January 20, 2015

Offered in bare die format and 5 x 5 mm, 32-lead QFN package, MAAP-011139 has 29–31 GHz frequency range and delivers 24 dB of linear gain, 4 W of saturated output power, and 23% efficiency. This high-linearity power amplifier, suited for Ka-band, high-data density satellite communications, provides >27 dBm Pout/tone while maintaining IM3 levels of 30 dBc. Rating for input and output return loss is 10 dB. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Multi-GNSS Receiver Module serves wearable, IoT applications.

January 15, 2015

Integrating all necessary components as GNSS receiver, 7 x 7 mm Venus828F only requires external antenna and power supply to output position/velocity/time information in standard NMEA-0183 format. Stand-alone LGA module works with multiple satellite systems and concurrently tracks up to 28 satellites. Along with 29 sec cold start TTFF and -165 dBm tracking sensitivity, features include 10 nsec 1PPS timing accuracy, on-board geo-fencing, and 8–512 Mbit external SPI Flash data logging. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

ODU Satellite Chipset increases service availability and quality.

January 7, 2015

Offering 32 user-band output channels and 32 output channels (selectable from any LNB input), BCM4554 adds support for up to 32 resident STBs on one coaxial cable within multiple dwelling unit. This lets operators deliver more services to additional subscribers without new satellite dish installations. Along with 28 nm process, features include 4 RF inputs and 1 RF output covering 250–2,350 MHz range, frequency shift keying (FSK), and digital satellite equipment control (DiSEqC). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

GaN Low-Noise Amplifier features 23 dB gain.

December 24, 2014

Able to survive input power levels up to 5 W without front-end limiter, 4–8 GHz Model CMD219 features output of 1 dB, compression point of +18 dBm, and noise figure of 1.1 dB across operating bandwidth. Typical bias conditions are Vdd = 10 V at 100 mA and Vgg = -2.3 V, although Vdd can vary from 5–28 V. Suitable applications include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, military and space, and test instrumentation. Read More

Transportation Industry Products, Communication Systems & Equipment

Satellite Device/GPS Receiver increase satellite operator options.

December 24, 2014

Combining BCM4551 satellite TV device with BCM4771 GPS receiver, GPS-enabled satellite outdoor unit (ODU) device lets operators track location of subscriber equipment and pinpoint service issues within residence. Satellite solution resides in low-noise block (LNB) of subscribers' satellite dishes, enabling operators to better position dish installations and reduce metering equipment expenses and truck rolls. Also, GPS technology within LNB lets operators geo-lock content to subscribers. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Communication Systems & Equipment

GNSS Receiver Module offers continuous positioning.

December 15, 2014

Based on Venus 8 multi-GNSS platform, S2525DR8 GNSS Dead-Reckoning Module offers accuracy for both indoor and outdoor positioning. Module uses automotive-grade XV-8100CB analog output gyroscope and 16-bit differential ADC. A 3D option adds barometric pressure sensor on-board, while vehicle dynamics monitoring option adds accelerometer. Measuring 25 x 25 mm, module contains level shifter, capable of direct interface to vehicle odometer and forward/reverse signals ranging from 3V–30 V. Read More